2025 Toyota Crown Signia hybrid SUV boasts 36 mpg, AWD

Toyota on Tuesday evening launched one more new crossover SUV, and it seems to check simply what number of methods the automaker can divvy up what’s change into the center of the American automobile market. 

The 2025 Toyota Crown Signia is a five-seater that’s hybrid-only, with all-wheel drive throughout its lineup. The inside seems very roomy, and Toyota notes that the second-row seating folds flat to permit a 6.5-foot-long cargo space. Again there, the Signia features a tonneau cowl and aluminum scuff plate as a part of a rear deck “made for an lively life-style.”

2025 Toyota Crown Signia

2025 Toyota Crown Signia

Specs haven’t been launched but for the Signia, however it should doubtless measure across the similar size because the Toyota Crown sedan—196 inches, or about the identical because the Toyota Highlander, albeit with a extra carlike profile and presentation. That will make it across the similar measurement because the Nissan Murano or Ford Edge, or a rising group of electrical SUVs together with the Chevrolet Blazer EV and upcoming Honda Prologue

Below the hood of all Crown Signia variations is a 2.5-liter inline-4, as a part of Toyota’s well-established, planetary-gear-based hybrid system that employs two motors up entrance and, for all-wheel drive, provides a 3rd motor on the rear wheels that’s used solely for powering them. The overall output of the system is 243 hp, and Toyota claims that it’ll obtain 36 mpg mixed on the EPA cycle.

Toyota says that it preemptively sends as much as 80% of drive pressure to the rear wheels of the Signia for off-the-line launches or when wanted for traction; it additionally aids cornering stability. 

It might probably tow as much as 2,700 kilos. And as in different Toyota hybrids, the Signia will supply Regular, Eco, and Sport modes that carry completely different calibrations for the powertrain.

2025 Toyota Crown Signia

2025 Toyota Crown Signia


There’s no point out of the Hybrid Max system that’s accessible on the Crown sedan, however that’s wonderful. That different hybrid system, primarily based round a traditional six-speed computerized transmission, trades off some gasoline effectivity, smoothness, and drivability for considerably faster acceleration. 

The 2025 Toyota Crown Signia hybrid is constructed on the identical TNGA-Okay platform underpinning the Crown sedan, and it stacks a considerably taller SUV-like physique atop what doubtless guarantees the identical stage of dealing with and journey consolation. Toyota claims it’s aimed to optimize noise, vibration, and harshness, though the Crown sedan’s predecessor, the Avalon, was a troublesome act to observe. The Signia contains acoustic entrance aspect glass, a splash cowl, and further underhood sound padding. 

Set to be supplied in XLE and Restricted trims, the Toyota Crown Signia will get an influence liftgate with kick sensor as normal, in addition to a blind-spot monitor with rear cross-traffic alert, in addition to a full suite of active-safety gadgets together with computerized emergency braking. XLE fashions embrace heated entrance seats, a heated steering wheel, and six-speaker audio, and the Restricted steps up from that to a fixed-glass panoramic roof, leather-based seats with piping and a quilted texture, heated and cooled entrance seats, heated rear seats, rain-sensing wipers, a digital key system, and entrance and rear parking sensors. 

Roof apart, wheel designs are more likely to distinguish the 2 variations from the outset. XLE fashions get 19-inch machine-finished alloy wheels, whereas Restricted variations get large 21-inch darkish grey alloys. 

2025 Toyota Crown Signia

2025 Toyota Crown Signia

All Crown Signias include a 12.3-inch reconfigurable gauge cluster plus a 12.3-inch touchscreen infotainment system with wi-fi Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, plus wi-fi gadget charging and 5 USB ports. A number of layers of cloud and wifi connectivity might be added with subscriptions.

Toyota says that with the Crown Signia’s debut it should have 19 electrified fashions supplied on the market within the U.S. It additionally at Los Angeles rolled out a refreshed, all-hybrid 2025 Toyota Camry lineup. 

The Crown Signia will likely be made in Japan for the U.S. and arrives in summer season 2024.

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